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The National Association of Steel-Framed Housing (NASH)

NASH represents the interests of steel frame fabricators for housing and low-rise framed construction, their customers and suppliers. Our members include specialist steel frame fabricators, builders as well as suppliers of products and services to the industry.


Latest News & Events

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    With the importance of conforming building products regularly in the spotlight, NASH has prepared an Advisory Note NAN 006 on steel sourcing and compliance.

    Originally published in NASH News in June 2012, the Advisory Note first explains the relationship between steel product standards and the design standards used for cold formed steel design. It explains the entire cold formed steel supply process from ordering through manufacture, marking and test certification (where required).

    Fabricator members in particular are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the content of the Advisory Note and ensure their supply arrangements are appropriate for all products sourced.



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    The Australian Technical Evaluation Network (ATEN) is a proposed scheme to bring together a network of selected construction experts and testing facilities to evaluate building construction products and systems as to their fitness-for-purpose. In particular, the scheme’s focus is on high-risk applications employing performance solutions.

    A scoping study for ATEN was carried out with the support of Victoria Government Future Industries Fund and a consortium led by Swinburne University of Technology in collaboration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Association of Consulting Structural Engineers Victoria (ACSEV), and National Association of Steel-framed Housing (NASH).

    The final report may be downloaded from http://aten.org.au